Romford manager Paul Martin fails to see positives in Soham defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 September 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin had nothing positive to say after his side’s 1-0 loss to fellow Bostik North strugglers Soham Town Rangers.

Boro fell to their third straight defeat after an early goal from winger Matthew Allan was enough to bag the three points for the visitors at Ship Lane.

“There was no positives what so ever, it was De Ja Vu from last Sunday,” Martin said.

“One error and one mistake cost us the game and that’s Hugo (Atkinson) unfortunately.

“People win games by mistakes or worldies and as I say that’s two weeks on the spin I’ve had to put in exactly the same report about a mistake costing us.”

The manager did however admit Michael Gooch played a big part in keeping the score down, but believes his side need to make more use of their possession.

“Gooch has kept the score line down a little bit, although we probably had most the possession in the whole game.

“You can have as much possession as you want, but if you’re not creating anything it doesn’t count for nothing.

“I think they were very direct and they probably caused four or five problems and Gooch has kept us in the game at 1-0.

“As I say that gives us a chance to go and get an equaliser, but we just didn’t do anything.”

Former Boro player Ashley Bankole started at right-back for the visitors and managed to keep Jonathan Nzenga at bay throughout the match.

“He done well for them, it’s one of them things he had a point to prove as he couldn’t really get in our team.

“I think that was one of his first starts this season and he has kept my main player out the game really, kept him very quiet so fair play to him.”

Martin also revealed he is not happy with his current squad and wants a lot more from them in their upcoming fixtures.

“I’m not happy with the squad at the minute I can’t lie, there is no point me going in there and trying to be positive, when there is nothing positive to come from it.”


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